February 5, 2015

Jury Awards $11 Million in Toyota Camry Unintended Acceleration Lawsuit

A jury in Minneapolis has awarded $11.4 million to the plaintiffs of a lawsuit involved in a 2006 crash involving “unintended acceleration”, the phenomenon when a gas pedal gets stuck and causes the vehicle to suddenly accelerate. The crash involved a 1996 Toyota Camry that rear-ended an Oldsmobile after exiting a highway. The driver...
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January 29, 2015

Understanding Auto Product Liability Litigation

Automotive defects are more common than most people realize. With more and more auto manufacturers recalling their vehicles because of defective parts, the skilled and knowledgeable auto product liability attorneys at Estey Bomberger are here for you, should the unimaginable happen. It is the responsibility of all auto manufacturers, designers and retailers to provide...
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November 24, 2014

Driver Fatigue a Possible Factor in NorCal Bus Accident

Over the weekend one person was killed and at least 30 people were injured  when a tour bus crashed off I-5 in Shasta County.  The bus involved in the crash had departed Los Angeles and was en route to Pasco, Washington, when it went off the freeway at about 8:30 a.m. on Sunday morning,...
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October 9, 2014

Elderly Driving Accidents in San Diego : A Growing Problem

This week’s fatal accident in La Jolla that killed a mother of three and was allegedly caused by a 91-year-old woman once again brought the problem of older adult drivers in the spotlight. With a growing aging population, there are more and more older adult drivers on the road – more than ever before....
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June 10, 2012

One Killed, One Injured in Riverside Suspected DUI Car Crash

RIVERSIDE - A tragic solo-vehicle accident in Riverside killed a 20-year-old passenger and seriously injured the 18-year-old driver. According pe.com, the driver of a 1995 Isuzu Rodeo was traveling at a high rate of speed on Arlington Avenue west of Fairhaven Drive when he lost control on a curve in the roadway causing the...
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June 3, 2012

One Killed, Two Injured by Suspected Drunken Driver in Hacienda Heights

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - A devastating alleged hit-and-run drunken driving accident on a freeway in Hacienda Heights Sunday left one dead and two injured, cbsloangeles.com reports. The accident happened at about 12:40 a.m. on the westbound 60 Freeway, east of 7th Avenue. According to reports given by the California Highway Patrol, a Honda Civic...
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May 30, 2012

One Person Injured in Big-Rig Collision on 605 Freeway

LOS ANGELES COUNTY - One person was injured after a collision involving a big-rig and two passenger vehicles occurred on the southbound 605 Freeway Wednesday night in the City of Industry. The California Highway Patrol reports that a big-rig went through the center divider and into northbound lanes shortly after 11 p.m. Reportedly, a...
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September 12, 2011

Contra Costa County to Pay $11.7 Million to Crash Victim's Family

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY - In personal injury news, the Contra Costa Timesreported a jury has ordered Contra Costa County to pay $11.7 million in damages to the family of William Tindall, 56, of Clayton, who died in an August 20, 2008 crash on Marsh Creek Road in Brentwood. Tindall's accident was one of 15...
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April 19, 2011

Big Rig Underride Guard Failure in Accidents Examined by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently announced new crash test results and analysis revealing the life-threatening risks of tractor-trailer underride guard failure in low-speed accidents. In determining that truck underride guards increase the chances of death or serious injury to small passenger vehicle occupants, the Institute has petitioned the federal government to enact...
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April 7, 2011

Fresno School Bus Crash Involving Intoxicated Driver Injures Six Students

Six students suffered minor injuries after a Fresno school bus accident occurred the morning of April 7 at a stop sign at the intersection of Belmont and Brawley. A Fresno Bee article reports that the 53-year-old female motorist who struck the bus from behind has been arrested for driving under the influence of narcotics....
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